Only the previous season did Kevin Durant exhibit any indications that he would soon leave the Brooklyn Nets. Durant made the decision to re-up with an extension last summer after signing a multi-year deal with Brooklyn after playing for the Golden State Warriors.
However, in the NBA of today, an extension does not guarantee a player will remain content until it expires. Durant is trying to leave Brooklyn only one year after agreeing to a maximum agreement.
The former MVP made a formal trade request at the beginning of the summer. Although there hasn’t been much progress lately to trade Durant, the star forward only last weekend confirmed his desire to go on.
Initially, Durant was associated with just two teams. The Phoenix Suns were the first team to catch Durant’s attention. The second was the Boston Celtics, winners of the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia 76ers appear to be in the running to sign Kevin Durant right now. High-ranking Sixers executives reportedly enjoy the notion of chasing Durant, and the Brooklyn Nets star thinks a move to Philadelphia would be ideal, according to Ian Begley of SNY.
When James Harden forced his way out of Brooklyn to sign with the Sixers in February, Durant wasn’t delighted with him, so it looked exceedingly improbable that Durant would be interested in moving to Philadelphia at the beginning of the offseason.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN claims that Durant and Harden appear to have put their prior disagreements behind them
According to what I’ve been informed, the Sixers and Nets did communicate a few weeks ago. It makes sense that the Sixers would have those first discussions. All of the teams in the league had those discussions. The notion that Durant is interested in Philadelphia and a reunion with James Harden is noteworthy.
“According to what I’ve been informed, despite Harden forced his way out of Brooklyn just six months ago, the two ex-teammates are now on excellent terms.”
When the two NBA players were photographed hanging out in London last weekend at a Travis Scott event, one might conclude that Harden and Durant were on better terms.
But as time goes on and the 2022–2023 NBA season draws near, it’s becoming evident that Durant and Harden are no longer at odds, which may work in the Sixers’ favour if they are sincere about pursuing a deal to sign the future Hall of Famer.